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Do you think it is fair to judge a person the way they dress?


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I know people say not to judge a book by its cover and all but anytime I do judge someone based on the way they are dressed, I am almost always right. This is especially true with women who dress "provocatively". You get a sense of their character, how they value themselves, what they value in themselves, and how their confidence is. I do my best not to judge people but sometimes it is hard not to make assumptions based on how someone dresses. Thoughts? 

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Yes and no. Obviously, if someone is dressing like a thug, you probably should avoid them. This is not to say they will hurt you but they are giving off the appearance of someone who can. As for what you mentioned... Women flaunting their bodies can come off as a woman who is a homewrecker or a sl*t but in most cases, they just feel good in their skin. They shouldn't be judged for that. 

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I do not think you can safely always judge people based off of the way they are dressed. So many people are out there faking it until they make it. Then you have the ones that need to dress up for work and never would if they did not have to. 

I just dress comfortably for the situation and try not to be a slob (although my t shirt I have on today has some oil stains on it). 

Maybe its when people get to choose how they dress maybe they can be judged a little more but that is information you do not have when you first see a person. Sure a women may have to dress a bit provocatively but maybe she is a cocktail server at a casino or one of those bikini card dealers. 

I know plenty of guys that like to dress the part of a successful person and have all the expensive accessories but are up to their ears in debt. 

Making assumptions is hardly ever safe and typically need a bit more information before we are able to make a call. 

The most successful people I know dress in average clothing, drive average cars, and live in average houses. You would never think that from looking from the outside in that person is living their dream life with no worries and has already made it. There are a lot of them out there though. They are just a bit smarter with their resources that they control.  

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I think on face value, you can get an idea about someone but it is hardly the reality for them if you knew them. A lot of people dress certain ways to appear more valuable to certain people. You can see this in both men and women. Then you have others who just want to be comfortable so they will wear PJs to the store, they don't care to impress anyone but this doesn't mean they are lazy or a slob.

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I think it depends how they're dressing. If it's something that's part of their religion, dress however you want. But when you dress to the point that you're either near nude, or look offensive, than I will judge you based on that. There is a time and place for wearing just about anything, but I wouldn't say so when it comes to day to day life. If you're at the job for example, you probably have to wear a certain uniform or outfit. But if you're out and about, it doesn't mean you can dress however you want. There are obscenity laws for a reason. If you're showing too much skin, man or woman, you need to put more clothes on. That's my opinion anyway. 

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It's hard to say, because I want to say that it's not fair to judge, but sometimes when someone wears something provocative or dirty, then I think that should be covered up. I think of the children first, as in, should children be seeing that kind of stuff? If they are near nude or dressing in a certain way that may be deemed sexual, then they shouldn't be near kids. Or in a public place. By that I mean, if you're dressing dirty on purpose, go to a club, a bar, or anywhere else that may be acceptable. 

My thing is this, if it's weird for kids to see, maybe it's not good to wear it out in a public location, unless that location allows it. 

I'm fine with however someone wants to dress, but when it gets to provocative and sexual, then maybe that's meant for somewhere else. 

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I never judge based on labels, value of their clothing, etc. but if someone is dressing a certain way to get attention (like Carson mentioned) then I will almost certainly get the wrong idea. I feel like the way you present yourself in public should be modest. Wear what you want but don't become a distraction for people, be it a good or bad one. 

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